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November 8th, 2022

A Message from the Board of Directors
It was a busy spring and summer at the museum. We were pleased to be able to host a visit from the Seymour fourth graders. It is amazing how items common just a couple decades ago are totally foreign to them. They are full of questions and well-behaved. Kudos to the fourth grade teachers at Rock Ledge for having them well prepared for the tour.
The Model A club visit was almost disrupted by the aftermath of the tornado. The museum was without power for four days. Board member, John Pashouwer came to the rescue with a portable generator. Unfortunately, we couldn't open the museum, but the band played in the gazebo and entertained our guests. Neil Holub and Biscuit Creek provided bluegrass music.
The ten-year anniversary of the opening of the museum was a big hit with several hundred people touring the museum and admiring the historical mural on the west side of the old general store. The ten foot by sixty-five foot painting depicts eleven Seymour buildings and twenty-two characters from 1880 to 1920. The Sugarbush Boys provided vintage music and the Seymour Dairy Queen treated everyone with free ice cream sundaes.
Once again, Music in the Park was the highlight of the summer with an average of almost 300 people in attendance. Generous patrons pitched in to help make the 50/50 raffle a major source of income for the historical society. Fireworks, sponsored by the City of Seymour, were an appropriate way to wrap up the summer and celebrate the good times.
Society members appreciated the comments from John Minlschmit and Jim VandenHeuvel who were participants in the "Return to Nam" program sponsored by the Old Glory Honor Flight. And on September 22nd Seymour native and Twin Cities sports anchor Joe Schmit, informed and entertained 150 area residents with dynamic presentation in the high school auditorium. He donated all proceeds from the program and book sales to the historical society.
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